Tomorrow is our community-wide yard sale. We live in a gated community of about 1300 homes and the sale is for residents only. The rules are fairly rigid but not draconian so that’s okay with us. It is supposed to begin at 8 a.m. but since everyone here is over the age of 55 there … Read more How to create something out of nothing and make more out of less
“You’re so lucky,” they chimed. It was a vacationing couple we met while strolling the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Christiansted. Sue and I had moved to the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands a few years before and had heard this same response from so many visitors to the island when we told them … Read more Life is not a matter of luck
The market was crowded, every aisle gridlocked with shoppers, nearly all of them pushing carts. I made my way past the bakery, threaded through the throngs at the deli counter, and turned the corner at the end of a case of salads. There was room for only one cart to negotiate the passageway; so many … Read more The power of a smile
I had such great plans, so carefully considered and plotted. With the Christmas holidays approaching, I intended to take about ten days over the holidays to tackle some projects in the garage, around the house, in the yard. Where we live in Florida, just north of the Caloosahatchee River, the temperatures are almost always very … Read more Off to a slow start this year? 5 Lessons I learned from getting a late start.
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Most have spent so much time online or in line at stores shopping. It’s good for the economy and fuels the … Read more What the Grinch discovered and you knew all along